Rachel Weisz

San Diego International Film Festival back Sept. 28 through Oct. 2

San Diego International Film Festival back Sept. 28 through Oct. 2

Celebrating the year’s best independent cinema from emerging and established filmmakers around the world, San Diego International Film Festival is back bigger and better than ever before — with a new name. Although the film festival has always highlighted regional, national and international filmmakers, the word “international” is now officially part of the festival’s name.

“We’ve always had a strong international film lineup, but this year even more so,” said Tonya Mantooth, executive and artistic director of San Diego International Film Festival. “We felt like it was an important time for us to transition because that’s truly who we are. We receive films from 65...

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